Graphics Factory changes name

The Graphics Factory, a Columbia-based advertising and graphic design firm, has changed its name to Watermark Communications.

The company will continue to operate from its Century Plaza office on Little Patuxent Parkway.

Graphic artists sponsor Design '92

Design '92, sponsored by the Advertising and Graphic Arts Society of Howard County, will take place tomorrow at the Columbia Hilton.

Seminars are planned on producing promotional printed material, saving money on printing without sacrificing quality and writing press releases and newsletters.

It will feature as keynote speaker

Edwin Warfield IV, chairman of the board and publisher of Warfield's Business Record, during a luncheon program. A reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m.

Information: (800) 327-1982.

Century 21 collects hurricane donations

Century 21 Forty West Inc. of Ellicott City is collecting donations of needed items for victims of Hurricane Andrew. Shoes, paper products, non-perishable foods, linens, cleaning supplies are among the items needed. Clothes and glass products are unacceptable.

Information: 461-6066.

Meeting Planners, Pick selected

Columbia-based Meeting Planners has been chosen, along with Sarah Pick Associates, to provide meeting planning, promotional and management services for the sixth annual Job Fair for Mature Workers from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in Silver Spring.

The fair is coordinated by Job Support for Seniors, a program of the Jewish Council for the Aging and is funded by the Montgomery County Private Industry Council.

9.5 million shares in Rouse Co. to be bought from Trizec

The Rouse Company of Columbia recently announced that eight investors, including the Rouse Company, have reached agreement with Trizec Investments Corporation of Alberta, Canada, to buy 9.5 million shares of common stock in the Rouse Company that are owned by Trizec Investments.

The shares will be purchased by investors at $12 a share.

Trizec Investments has elected to retain rather than sell approximately 1.5 million shares of common stock.

Bendix expands to Florida

The Bendix Field Engineering Corporation of Columbia has formed a space and range systems business segment in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and will direct support for the Air Force's satellite control network and pursue a range technical services contract.

Donald E. Smith, vice president of operations, will lead the new segment.

Law firm unveils jargon-free book

The law firm of Weinberg and Green, which has an office in Columbia, has published "Business Guide to Environmental Regulation," a free, 22-page book that strives to avoid legal jargon in giving a business-oriented overview of the ways environmental regulations can affect transactions, development and operations. The book also discusses the use of assessments and audits to avoid environmental liability.

For a copy of the guide or for more information, contact Bert Black, the partner in charge of the Environ

mental Practice Group, 332-8612.

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